Flesh and blood': autobiographical 'material' between fiction and non-fiction

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2009 Number 67

Flesh and blood': autobiographical 'material' between fiction and non-fiction
Claudine Raynaud pages -


James Baldwin’s essays, notes, addresses, speeches, as well as his fiction, are almost all developed around an autobiographical core, so insistently that the modality of such writing asks for further analysis. This essay queries the line between the different genres within which Baldwin wrote, and explores the affective and aesthetic work that they accomplish. It explores the insistence and function of autobiography in Baldwin, and the way in which he frames both privacy and intimacy by looking at how particular incidents are written and rewritten throughout his work.

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Claudine Raynaud (2009) Flesh and blood': autobiographical 'material' between fiction and non-fiction, New Formations, 2009(67), -

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